With the advent of new technologies on the web, our lives have seen a paradigm shift in all aspects; from workplace to healthcare, from home to transportation - the list goes on and on. So, why should education get left behind? More and more business ideas are germinating to muscle this concept of online education - which in the present-day scenario can very well be an essential service.
So, we at Alvi, got an opportunity to devise for a Canada-based customer, a cloud-based online student-tutor education portal that enables the tutors/instructors a dynamic, secure and cost-effective way of imparting knowledge to the students who in turn can join into the courses and classrooms as per their convenience. We have worked on a proper documentation of how we went about executing this project which will come handy if you want to understand our end to end process till the deployment of the product.
So, the client had devised a product which was very basic and with limited capabilities. They wanted this product to evolve with a proper software infrastructure by working with engineers equipped to do it. Here is where we took charge. After coming on board as the technology partner, we were trusted to come up with the following deliverables.
To work on an efficient course/learning management system that enables the product to track student's progress level and assign grades accordingly. The portal should be developed in a way that it combines various other systems and functionalities which include:
When we set out for the execution of this project, we divided the work into two parts - a) Product Enhancement and b) Product Development
As we mentioned, there was already a basic system in place. So taking from there, first we analysed the feedback from over thousands of simultaneous users and based on that, we started with enhancing the existent features. Apart from that, we added multiple new features like hosting through a virtual classroom, assign tasks, a seamless LIVE communication with the students, manage the curriculum and provide the tuition literature to name a few. Simultaneously our development got rid of the bugs in the existing system and brought efficiency in the product.
By employing modern open source technologies, we were further able to develop the existing online education portal with the modules required and that helped us achieve the following attributes.
Achieving the above results enabled the Tutors/Instructors to offer an enhanced and interactive learning session.
How the business benefited?
In all, the engineers at Alvi improved the existing e-learning portal of the client and delivered a cloud-based tutoring solution with all the required attributes within 10 months. Today, our clients comprises of innumerable learning sessions with more than 50 instructors who reach out to thousands of students delivering seamless educational information.